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Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200)BETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Directors based on the worldwide box office of the movies they worked on.

Since we are still actively researching technical roles, we consider this chart to be in beta mode. The table includes data for movies in The Numbers database. While we make every effort to collect all available data, there are inevitably omissions and errors. Please help us by sending corrections to corrections@the-numbers.com.

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
101 Chris Miller $1,362,318,413 4 $340,579,603
102 Nancy Meyers $1,351,805,585 6 $225,300,931
103 Brad Peyton $1,327,281,393 8 $165,910,174
104 John Woo $1,320,078,977 10 $132,007,898
105 Chris Sanders $1,313,739,417 5 $262,747,883
106 Louis Leterrier $1,312,224,366 7 $187,460,624
107 Oliver Stone $1,308,226,494 19 $68,854,026
108 Lana Wachowski $1,303,879,095 6 $217,313,183
109 Sylvester Stallone $1,296,358,230 8 $162,044,779
110 Woody Allen $1,291,403,660 47 $27,476,674
111 Shane Black $1,289,483,499 6 $214,913,917
112 George Miller $1,281,869,511 13 $98,605,347
113 Chris Buck $1,274,234,980 2 $637,117,490
114 Jennifer Lee $1,274,234,980 2 $637,117,490
115 Jan De Bont $1,266,649,848 7 $180,949,978
116 Sydney Pollack $1,262,738,808 17 $74,278,753
117 Tim Story $1,253,340,724 11 $113,940,066
118 John McTiernan $1,242,957,732 11 $112,996,157
119 Scott Derrickson $1,230,822,401 5 $246,164,480
120 Phil Lord $1,228,703,370 5 $245,740,674
121 Christopher Miller $1,228,703,370 4 $307,175,843
122 Phillip Noyce $1,226,860,697 13 $94,373,900
123 Peter Farrelly $1,206,133,367 13 $92,779,490
124 Guillermo del Toro $1,204,935,500 13 $92,687,346
125 Luc Besson $1,202,284,866 15 $80,152,324
126 Jennifer Yuh Nelson $1,183,451,930 3 $394,483,977
127 Robert Rodriguez $1,181,782,080 23 $51,381,830
128 Roger Allers $1,179,898,453 3 $393,299,484
129 Michael Apted $1,164,288,036 23 $50,621,219
130 Antoine Fuqua $1,163,696,747 17 $68,452,750
131 Joel Coen $1,161,455,113 18 $64,525,284
132 Renny Harlin $1,158,745,957 19 $60,986,629
133 Jon M. Chu $1,152,522,115 9 $128,058,013
134 Peter Segal $1,152,416,772 10 $115,241,677
135 Rob Letterman $1,144,527,595 6 $190,754,599
136 Mel Gibson $1,137,420,921 5 $227,484,184
137 Adam Shankman $1,124,023,495 9 $124,891,499
138 Simon West $1,121,690,834 12 $93,474,236
139 Gary Trousdale $1,119,984,503 3 $373,328,168
140 Dean DeBlois $1,109,457,262 3 $369,819,087
141 David Ayer $1,097,836,595 8 $137,229,574
142 Joseph McGinty Nichol $1,092,312,626 7 $156,044,661
143 Paul W.S. Anderson $1,090,516,039 5 $218,103,208
144 David Silverman $1,086,828,741 2 $543,414,371
145 Alan Taylor $1,085,452,883 3 $361,817,628
146 Peyton Reed $1,076,966,830 6 $179,494,472
147 Robert Schwentke $1,059,145,533 7 $151,306,505
148 Paul Verhoeven $1,053,053,960 12 $87,754,497
149 Lasse Hallström $1,052,866,108 18 $58,492,562
150 Mike Nichols $1,047,418,648 18 $58,189,925
151 Gary Ross $1,043,550,161 6 $173,925,027
152 Michael Mann $1,040,910,944 12 $86,742,579
153 Brian De Palma $1,036,209,034 25 $41,448,361
154 Betty Thomas $1,016,552,451 8 $127,069,056
155 Paul Feig $1,003,774,392 7 $143,396,342
156 Jonathan Liebesman $1,003,738,813 3 $334,579,604
157 Frank Coraci $995,262,143 9 $110,584,683
158 Hayao Miyazaki $986,362,068 10 $98,636,207
159 Chris Williams $980,142,857 2 $490,071,429
160 Francis Ford Coppola $965,456,398 22 $43,884,382
161 Tim Johnson $962,692,384 6 $160,448,731
162 John Landis $961,178,749 17 $56,539,926
163 Rob Reiner $955,012,452 20 $47,750,623
164 Stephen Chow $952,237,368 5 $190,447,474
165 Adrian Lyne $948,596,188 9 $105,399,576
166 Andy Tennant $948,294,499 10 $94,829,450
167 Tom Hooper $943,735,333 4 $235,933,833
168 Andrew Davis $935,717,764 11 $85,065,251
169 Christopher McQuarrie $918,239,099 3 $306,079,700
170 Tyler Perry $916,200,906 21 $43,628,615
171 Jerry Zucker $907,747,053 6 $151,291,176
172 James Foley $906,407,413 13 $69,723,647
173 Baz Luhrmann $904,610,453 5 $180,922,091
174 Paul Weitz $898,391,435 12 $74,865,953
175 Wes Craven $894,345,429 18 $49,685,857
176 John Glen $893,563,646 7 $127,651,949
177 Kevin Lima $890,853,958 5 $178,170,792
178 Mark Waters $888,970,153 12 $74,080,846
179 D.J. Caruso $886,397,567 11 $80,581,597
180 Taika Waititi $883,121,503 6 $147,186,917
181 Jon Watts $882,440,494 4 $220,610,124
182 Patty Jenkins $881,253,628 3 $293,751,209
183 Michael Thurmeier $879,765,137 1 $879,765,137
184 Peter Weir $874,083,734 11 $79,462,158
185 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu $873,525,792 6 $145,587,632
186 Nora Ephron $872,934,231 7 $124,704,890
187 David O. Russell $870,118,295 9 $96,679,811
188 Vicky Jenson $863,729,837 2 $431,864,919
189 Wu Jing $861,434,171 1 $861,434,171
190 Seth MacFarlane $860,009,327 3 $286,669,776
191 Adam McKay $857,100,559 9 $95,233,395
192 Genndy Tartakovsky $849,257,210 3 $283,085,737
193 Chuck Russell $845,697,230 8 $105,712,154
194 Andres Muschietti $845,554,794 3 $281,851,598
195 John Badham $825,101,546 14 $58,935,825
196 Brian Levant $819,828,270 8 $102,478,534
197 Espen Sandberg $812,269,990 2 $406,134,995
198 David Frankel $812,002,208 10 $81,200,221
199 Nicholas Stoller $811,986,006 6 $135,331,001
200 Len Wiseman $803,270,454 4 $200,817,614

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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